Quick Moroccan style chicken tagine with dried apricots & crunchy cashews

Moroccan chicken tagine

Quick, delicious & warming chicken tagine with exciting spices

This dish has it all: tender chicken (aka protein), subtle sweetness, a hint of lemon, a nice crunch and lots of vegetables. It’s delicious, warming and just a great & light supper for cold evenings. Personally, I love the complexity of this dish, because it has so many different components that come together and form one great dish.

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Oh-so-good brainfood muffins with carrot, lemon-lime drizzle & pumpkin seeds

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Oh-so-healthy & delicious fall-flavored carrot muffins

Soooooo I tried did a little experiment with this recipe. My intention was to create muffins without any butter or sugar and to replace these two by healthier, more nourishing ingredients. And for the dough, this wasn’t a problem at all, because I just used avocado instead of butter and dates instead of sugar. I’m really impressed with the result: super moist, carrot cake spiced muffins with a little twang from the lemon-lime drizzle. Continue reading

15-minute recipe: rye bread 2.0 with a crunchy crust

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Fool proof delicious recipe for a fresh & healthy bread with incredible crust

About a year ago I posted a super quick & easy rye bread recipe here for the first time. This bread takes it all to the next level. Soft texture, beautifully scented with the bread spices and a crust to kneel down for. It’s amazing! And the best thing is that it only takes 15 minutes to prepare (+ baking time, that is).

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Green spring veggies turkey roulade

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Easy & healthy dish with tons of fresh spring flavors

Spring is super awesome, because of all these fresh vegetables that are now in season… asparagus, green beans, spring onions and friends – here we come!

As it gets warmer it’s time for some light lunch recipes. 🙂
This recipe is really nice, because it’s very light, easy to prepare and comes with a refreshing white wine sauce – you’ll love it!

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Springtime ramson, spinach & curd cheese dumplings

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Light, fresh & delicate spring dumplings

These dumplings are so delicate in flavor and soft in texture, it’s fantastic. They are the perfect incorporation of spring flavors for me. There is this hint of fresh lemon, basil and fragrant ramson. Brown butter and parmesan add just the right amount of warmth, comfort and substance. Last but not least, I boiled some cherry tomatoes to contrast ramson and spinach, which works very well :).

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I’m going to (food) heaven green power pizza

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So good you’ll start to glow while eating

When I was in the hospital in Durban and completely vitamin drained and disheartened from 3 weeks of hospital food my good friend Jackie’s brother and his wife popped in to bring me a super green vegan pizza – I think it was the best food I’ve ever tasted!

This is my take on that pizza, and although it’s not vegan, it’s pretty fantastic! It’s packed with vegetables, sprouts, hummus, avocado and makes you feel healthier, energized, happy and satisfied 🙂
It features a whole-grain base that resembles tarte flambée more than normal pizza dough, but that has the advantage that it doesn’t need proofing. The advantage is that it do Alfalafa sprouts, chickpeas, yoghurt and avocado provide you with good protein, plenty of vitamin Bs, monosaturated fatty acids and ample amounts of vitamins and minerals, so it’s a real brain-power booster 🙂 The wholegrain base and the hummus will also make sure that you feel repleted longer.

Alright guys, I’m hungry and keen on having on of these babies, so let’s get started! 🙂

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Roast apples with spiced rice & crunchy almonds

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Spiced sweetness for cold & rainy days – a delight for your taste buds 

I met Patricia, one of my good friends, the other day and asked her what my newest recipe for the blog should be. I feel like I’ve been making plenty of sweets recently and was looking for something savory, yet easy and winter-like. She told me to make roast apples, but I thought it was another sweet dish. So jokingly she said: “Well, make savory roast apples then.” And, quite frankly, I thought the idea was brilliant.

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1001 night-spiced lentil and vegetable stew

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Warming orient-spiced fall stew with lots of veggies

When fall hits it’s stew time for me, so I’ve been making lots of different ones lately because they are also perfect to take to the office as lunch the next day (or five, in my case 😉 ).

This is a boldly spiced orient-inspired vegetarian lentil stew, which is sweet because of raisins and pomegranate, spicy due to chili and has all these great spices that will warm you up from the inside. Also, there are lots of veggies inside and it’s quick and easy to prepare – perfect when you come home at night, don’t feel like doing anything too fancy yet healthy.

Also, this is a great healthy dish to make if you are on a budget (maybe just leave out the pomegranate seeds).

You can eat this stew without any side dishes, since lentils are very nourishing. However, I like it best with some couscous or bulgur.

Ready for a little trip to Scheherazade’s world? Then let’s do this! 🙂

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Fragrant fish in a bag on Mediterranean veggies with white wine & thyme

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Quick, easy, healthy, delicious, full stop. 

This is another great recipe for all of you looking for a quick fix when you come home after work and just want something easy but healthy for dinner as this dish provides you with plenty of lean protein and a solid amount of vegetables. Best thing: suuuuper easy to make, you really can’t go wrong with it + it’s really delicious! The veggies and thyme give the whole dish a Mediterranean feeling, and that a hint of white wine just adds a little something to it.

Generally speaking, you could also use other kinds of vegetables, which make this dish perfect if you have leftover veggies you need to use up. Also, if you can’t get sea bass filets, don’t worry, any firm-fleshed fish is fine.

So let’s do it! Trust me, it’s gonna good! 🙂

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